Cody C’s devious plan to suck Gio and myself into XCOM2 has of course succeeded. It’s rapidly climbing to the top of my most-played list on Steam. One thing popped up though when I tried to play multiplayer with Gio; I realized I don’t have a gaming headset except for a busted PS3 earpiece. How am I supposed to brag about PWNing his noobs?
I do however have a ton of TRRS-style earbuds and some USB audio adapters lying around, and while yes the MacBook’s headphone jack supports TRRS audio in/out, my PC’s do not. A cheap and easy solution to this is to split the TRRS jack into separate in/out jacks, then if your machine still doesn’t have a mic in jack (as was the case on my wife’s laptop) then you can add a USB audio interface.
This seems like a no-brainer, but so do like every LPT on Reddit. It’s a quick way to add smack-talking ability to any computer and has remedied the necessity of voice communication while playing Mount Your Friends and Age of Empires 2, the other time-voids into which I’ve fallen recently. (Find us on Steam!)
You can pick up the parts using these links, THANKS BRO.